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A tour of a video game publisher's studio
A tour of a video game publisher's studio

Duration: 03:42

A tour of the Los Angeles studios of Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video game publishers.

 
Beauty vs practicality: sports car design
Beauty vs practicality: sports car design

Duration: 02:07

It's a beautiful piece of product design, but can anyone work out how to start the engine in this sports car?

 
Building a prototype mobility aid for the elderly.
Building a prototype mobility aid for the elderly.

Duration: 05:59

Building a prototype and testing its fitness for purpose.

 
Car vs canoe - which is faster?
Car vs canoe - which is faster?

Duration: 06:51

Can a jet-powered kayak take on a supercharged off-road vehicle over two ice-strewn miles in Iceland?

 
Comparing the design of three small cars
Comparing the design of three small cars

Duration: 15:46

It's not the Top Gear team but their mothers who get to test the cars this time. Tests for user friendliness, performance and ergonomics compare the design success of three different cars.

 
Design classic - the Ford Transit
Design classic - the Ford Transit

Duration: 02:51

Why has the Ford Transit van become such a popular vehicle?

 
Designing a box to transport flowers - the specification (pt 1/3)
Designing a box to transport flowers - the specification (pt 1/3)

Duration: 07:16

A flower distribution company requests a new box to transport a premium range of flowers. Features the brief, specification and production of a prototype box.

 
Designing a lamp
Designing a lamp

Duration: 04:48

A look at the design and development of an unusual desk lamp.

 
Designing against crime
Designing against crime

Duration: 04:45

How do you design against crime? Can anti-theft products be pleasing to the eye?

 
Designing and making a plastic chair
Designing and making a plastic chair

Duration: 04:57

A look at the design and production of a plastic chair. Illustrates how designers use the work of other designers, past and present, to generate new and fresh ideas.

 
Designing and manufacturing mountain bikes
Designing and manufacturing mountain bikes

Duration: 06:39

The main stages in the design and manufacture of mountain bikes are outlined.

 
Driving in the mountains of northern Scotland
Driving in the mountains of northern Scotland

Duration: 05:41

Presenter Jeremy Clarkson attempts to drive a Landrover Discovery up a steep mountain in northern Scotland - but he gets stuck.

 
Handheld gaming - design challenges
Handheld gaming - design challenges

Duration: 04:20

A look at the design challenges and opportunities with the Nintendo DS handheld game console.

 
How a video game is made
How a video game is made

Duration: 02:54

A visit to a games software company in Newcastle to find out how characters and features are created for video games.

 
How car designers are inspired
How car designers are inspired

Duration: 05:01

An interesting insight into where design inspiration can come from. We are permitted to view areas usually kept secret as we learn about the design of a mass produced sportscar. CAD, sketching and a more traditional hands on modelling approach are showcased.

 
How do supercars go so fast?
How do supercars go so fast?

Duration: 08:40

Presenter Jeremy Clarkson reviews a pair of supercars - a Ferrari 360 CS and a Porsche GT3 RS - and puts them to the test in a race.

 
Indian block printing
Indian block printing

Duration: 04:41

A look at the traditional Indian method of block printing.

 
Is the Toyota Hilux indestructible?
Is the Toyota Hilux indestructible?

Duration: 16:37

It is marketed as the world's toughest vehicle, but can the Toyota Hilux survive a series of Top Gear tests?

 
Lochy Porter - polytunnels and pesticide-free fruit
Lochy Porter - polytunnels and pesticide-free fruit

Duration: 2:22

Lochy Porter describes how the introduction of polytunnels led to the development of a pesticide-free method for growing soft fruit and vegetables.

 
Marketing soft drinks
Marketing soft drinks

Duration: 01:35

An illustration of the marketing of a range of adult soft drinks.

 
Mechanisms - developing a racing bicycle
Mechanisms - developing a racing bicycle

Duration: 03:36

The development of an aerodynamic racing bike.

 
Meeting the needs of the user and generating ideas
Meeting the needs of the user and generating ideas

Duration: 02:34

Successful product designers describe how they generate ideas to meet the needs of the user.

 
Modern cars - features and comfort
Modern cars - features and comfort

Duration: 02:02

A discussion about various aspects of modern driving. A salesman talks through the many comforts and features of a top-of-the-range executive car. subtitled

 
Redesigning a shower gel container
Redesigning a shower gel container

Duration: 05:34

An explanation of how an existing product is redesigned and its performance improved, looking at the example of a plastic shower gel bottle.

 
Sunglasses with built-in headphones
Sunglasses with built-in headphones

Duration: 01:24

Journalist Richard Taylor tries a pair of sunglasses with built-in headphones.

 
Testing mobile phones
Testing mobile phones

Duration: 00:41

From endurance tests to 'trouser' tests, mobile phone handsets are really put through their paces before hitting the market.

 
The design and performance of a luxury car
The design and performance of a luxury car

Duration: 05:57

Top Gear's James May gives a detailed review of the new convertible Rolls-Royce Drophead.

 
The iconic Ford GT40 car gets a makeover
The iconic Ford GT40 car gets a makeover

Duration: 07:37

The new Ford GT40 is taken for a test drive and impresses with the improvements to its design and interior features.

 
The need for speed - fast cars
The need for speed - fast cars

Duration: 00:50

A discussion about our love of speed and fast cars. subtitled

 
The pros and cons of flying cars
The pros and cons of flying cars

Duration: 00:48

A discussion about the possibility of flying cars. The technology is available, but the price is currently too high. subtitled

 
Touch screen technology
Touch screen technology

Duration: 02:43

A look at the production of touch screen panels in the electronics industry.

 
Traditional wood joints
Traditional wood joints

Duration: 00:34

Three traditional wood joints are explained using 3D animations - dovetail, mortise and tenon, and housing joints.

 
Which can travel fastest downhill - a skateboard or a car?
Which can travel fastest downhill - a skateboard or a car?

Duration: 04:49

A downhill race between a specially adapted skateboard and a rally car. Which is best designed to cope with the conditions?

 

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